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Old 01-23-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In 22nd February 1944 a US B-17 Flying Fortress went down in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, killing all 10 airmen on board.

Eight year old Tony Foulds, M was playing in Endcliffe Park aged eight when he saw the plane come down.

Since this time he has felt responsible, because the plane was trying to avoid crashing into him.

Since this time in 1944 Mr Foulds has tended the airmen'smemorial, he said: "They are my family. I love them to pieces. If I go on holiday I always make sure my son goes to visit. I always tell them how I am, what I'm doing, what the weather's like."

Mr Foulds asked the USAF if they would carry out a fly pass of the park to mark the 75th anniversary on 22 February this year.

The USAF has agreed and F-15 fighter jets fro Lakenheath will fly over the park on the 22nd February 2019, along with US Osprey Helicopters, Typhoons and a C-47 Dakota.

Sheffield bomber crash: Fly-past to mark anniversary after campaign - BBC

Although the loss of the US Airmen was very sad, it's very nice of the USAF to organise such as fly pass and to pay somer recoginition to the airmen and indeed Mr Foulds.

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Interesting... Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Really touching. Thank you.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary - BBC News



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Old 02-22-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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That's wonderful. What an honor for those involved.
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Old Today, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Nashua
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The old guy said that he and his schoolmates were playing in the large open field when the saw the distressed bomber come it. He says it swerved from the broad open field when the pilot saw the kids. The B-17 then hit a hill behind some trees and all men aboard perished. He spent the rest of his life feeling guilty for the men's deaths as he was just goofing around and wsn't really supposed to be playing in the field in the first place.
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Old Today, 04:36 PM
 
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one of those stories that just might give you some faith in humans after all.....
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